Eastman, Joseph Bartlett
- William R. Childs
Eastman, Joseph Bartlett (26 June 1882–15 March 1944), state and national regulator of business, was born in Katonah, New York, the son of John Huse Eastman, a Presbyterian minister, and Lucy King. He lived in Westchester County until he was fourteen, when his father moved the family to Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Eastman absorbed from his family experience the Puritan values, as his biographer described them, “of plain living and high thinking, simplicity, conscientiousness, and devotion to duty.” Reflecting an independence of thought that permeated his life, Eastman never practiced a formal religion. Never married, he lived with his older sister, Elizabeth, and devoted his energies to public service....